Adequate Salt Intake: Secret to Better Elderly Health

Longer life spans especially in the US have contributed to the need for better health care. With the increase of population of those ages 85 and above (expected to compose 20 percent of the population by 2040), it is also inevitable that they will be at risk for various health conditions such as cognition loss, dehydration, fractures, falls, and attention deficits. According to a recent study entitled “Salt Appetite across Generations”, a decreased sense of thirst among seniors poses an increased risk for dehydration. The proponents (from the University of Haifa) also reiterated that the yearning for salt does not lessen with age and that such could be utilized to aid in sustaining hydration

Strong Bonds between the Elderly and Their Children Helps Avoid Dementia

Visiting the elderly proves to be a vital factor in mental health and can even aid in the prevention of dementia, a recent study has discovered. According to the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), families with “reliable, approachable and understanding” relationships are vital in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Although it also helps to have caring children and spouses, having a bad relationship or having no contact with them leads to ill effects. Those who get critical about their parents and are unreliable can become a cause of great interpersonal stress, thereby leading to both mental and physical health of elderly adults. The research was conducted for a decade to over 10,000 p

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